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by SahithiJanuary 23, 2015

The Apple Watch collection features highly polished stainless steel and space black stainless steel cases. The display is protected by sapphire crystal. And there’s a choice of three different leather bands, a link bracelet, a Milanese loop, and a band made from high-performance fluoroelastomer.When Apple officially unveiled its smartwatch, the company did not shed any light on its battery life. This led to a somewhat negative response from analysts and press, who believed Apple was concealing details as the watch’s battery doesn’t last long. However, Apple CEO Tim Cook, later revealed that users will need to charge the watch on a daily basis, similar to most Android Wear watches. Now, more details on the watch’s battery life under different use cases has surfaced online thanks to some new rumours.

According to a report by 9to5mac, Apple Watch will offer a standby time of 2 to 3 days. The Cupertino giant is striving to achieve 2.5 hours of heavy application use, such as playing heavy games, or 3.5 hours of standard app use. However, it expects the backup to reach 4 hours when users run the watch’s fitness tracking software continuously. The information has been sourced from people with knowledge of the Apple Watch’s development, as per the website. It also mentions that the watch will be able to last almost three hours if users choose to continuously run the watch face with animations and don’t open any other app. Apple is targeting 19 hours of mixed use but it’s unlikely that the first-generation Apple Watch would achieve the goal, as per the report.According to the website’s sources, the dismal battery life of the Apple Watch is due to its powerful processor which is similar to Apple’s A5 processor that powers the iPod Touch, and high-end screen that supports a frame rate of 60fps. The watch features a stripped-down version of iOS codenamed SkiHill. The MagSafe-based inductive charging mechanism was responsible for slow charging and will be fixed by the time the watch is released, as per the website’s sources.

Apple Watch is expected to be released by March-end.

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